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    Break pad warning light

    came on this morning. should i get it looked at right away? how long before they ware out?

    expensive month this month

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    I would as the longer you leave things the worse they generally get and the cost gets higher. Leave them too long and you risk disc damage.
    A friend was quoted 100 quid to replace front and rear pads on a 225 TT at a specialist as a guide price for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mordz
    came on this morning. should i get it looked at right away? how long before they ware out?

    expensive month this month

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    You probably have about 1,000 miles left. Had mine done a couple of months ago: £95 fitted from Audi independent.
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    thanks guys, not as expensive as i though. for some reason i had 350 on my mind

    im not 100% sure like these warning lights, always scares me when they beeb and come on, im like what the **** is that

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    I spose your approach is correct seeing as its to do with the brakes, dont worry too much about it but get them changed soonish - its a 10 min job yourself btw, cost you about £40.00 all in to do front and rear.

    If you're worried about how much wear there is just take a look at the pads from a bove, if they're down to the metal you'll soon spot it
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    Do you not need a special tool to wind the pistons back in?
    Nothing worse than taking something to bits to find you can't put it back together again, especially on a Sunday afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodenal
    I spose your approach is correct seeing as its to do with the brakes, dont worry too much about it but get them changed soonish - its a 10 min job yourself btw, cost you about 40.00 all in to do front and rear.

    If you're worried about how much wear there is just take a look at the pads from a bove, if they're down to the metal you'll soon spot it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mordz
    thanks guys, not as expensive as i though. for some reason i had 350 on my mind

    im not 100% sure like these warning lights, always scares me when they beeb and come on, im like what the **** is that
    Just following thread, my breake light came on and yes you have around a 1000 miles before the pads are totally dead - to replace all four will cost in the region of 95 to 125 from an independent garage and once new ones are in the light will go off. Good luck

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    haha yeh been there, im not sure ill tackle it by myself considering i havent doen it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 NIK
    Do you not need a special tool to wind the pistons back in?
    Nothing worse than taking something to bits to find you can't put it back together again, especially on a Sunday afternoon.
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    just had a quick look at all wheels. theres about 7-8mm left on each wheel apart from one rear that has about 4-5mm

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    Can't beat a visual inspection as the sensors are known for playing up. 7-8 mm of friction material is quite a lot given you probably only get 15mm or so on new pads.
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    thats what i thought. the seller told me he had just put new ones on as it had gone through the MOT. this is back in feb. i done around 5-6k since then though

    how i bout i take the wheels of and use an air line to blow out all the crap?

    where abouts are the sensors?

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    Yeah i'd say those were alright to be honest - about the caliper you shouldnt actually need to push it back the pads slip on and off the disc relatively easily(a bit of brute force required) - especially the fronts which are a piece of cake
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    Actually scrap that you will need it on the rears, but not on the front
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    Sensors are built in to the face of the pad you wont be able to see it iirc
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    ok, i may have a go at taking them off. ill blast it with the air line first see if it stopps the beeeeeeeeeeeeep

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    When the sensor on mine went beep (only half worn pads), it wasn't the sensor in the pad that was at fault, it was the connector further into the wiring loom that had shorted and needed replacing.
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    is there anyway to test this sensor?

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    continuity test with a avo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingermouse
    continuity test with a avo.
    ta dude

 

 

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